Lauren Alyssa Ware Branham

August 16, 1993November 16, 2021

Lauren Alyssa Ware Branham, 28, of Norfolk passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021. She was the wife of Charles Branham.

Born in Lynchburg on August 16, 1993 she was a daughter of Phillip Ware and his wife Carolyn and Jody Thomas and her husband John.

In addition to her parents she is survived by a son, Bentley Branham of Madison Heights; two siblings, Lindsay Collins and husband Chester and Daniel Ware and wife Sharon both of Madison Heights; three step-siblings, Cody Thomas of Amherst, Samantha Wiesner of Crozet, and Mackenzie Jennings of Monroe; paternal grandmother, Mary Cecil Ware of Madison Heights; maternal grandparents, Joe and Patricia Moss of Madison Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Briarwood Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Freeman officiating. Family will receive friends at the homes of both the parents.

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To send online condolences to the family, please visit Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.


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Jean Mauro

November 21, 2021

Phil, we want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. J e a n and George m a u r o

Jennifer Harris

November 20, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Alyssa was a beautiful girl who loved her son. We are praying for Bentley and he is in our thoughts.

Mary, Clyde, and
Jennifer Harris

Brandie Williams

November 19, 2021

Thinking of you all as you mourn the loss of this beautiful soul gone far too soon. I am praying that God surrounds you with his peace and love.

Ricky Mays

November 19, 2021

Phil & Family , We are deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. My deepest sympathy.

Ricky Mays

Barry Solomon

November 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss in your family. I will keep your family in prayer as you mourn your loss of Alyssa. I pray you lean upon the Lord and his strength during this time and sense His peace in your hearts.

Debbie Doyle

November 19, 2021

Jody, Phil , Joe and Pat , and all the family of this beautiful young lady I send you my thoughts and prayers. I remember three young children coming into the bank and how sweet and cute they were. Now Heaven has a new Angel.
God bless you all.


November 18, 2021

I would like to say a special prayer for Alyssa family and loved ones. As parents ourselves we never wish this to happen to any family. God be with Bentley during this time also.
Our deepest sympathy for all and may she rest in peace now.

Sincerely Patricia ( Jeannie Martin ) Johns

Frankie and Mary Ann Bryant

November 18, 2021

Phil, Daniel and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so very sorry. We pray the Lord will help you through this difficult time as only He can do.
Frankie, Chad and Mary Ann

Debbie Dix

November 18, 2021

Phil, Carolyn, Jody,John and families
Claude and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our love and prayers are with you during this hard time. We hope Gods hand will be placed on your shoulders to guide you through all of the grief you are having❤️
Debbie & Claude Dix

Lillian “Mrs G” Garcia

November 17, 2021

I couldn’t believe it when I saw this shared on Facebook! I had the honor of teaching Alyssa (and family members) band at Monelison Middle School. I am truly blessed to have been given that opportunity! My thoughts, love, and prayers to your husband, children, siblings, and the entire family!
Love, Mrs. G